Stan Devereaux isn’t in any hall of fame, and he’s never topped the Billboard charts. But the R&B singer is an important player in Arizona’s rich music history, an unsung talent deserving of his time in the sun.

On July 5, President Gator Records pays homage to Devereaux with Stars of the Southwest, featuring four previously unreleased songs. Devereaux and his band, The Trendsetters, recorded “Merry Go Round” and “All Over Now” at San Diego’s Quad Room in 1967, and later cut two covers of “This Diamond Ring” and “Conjure Woman” with Phoenix percussionist Steve Forman.

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